TCO20 CARIBBEAN AND SOUTH-CENTRAL AMERICA Regional Event
For the first time ever, TCO Regional Events will encompass and have attendees from all the countries located in the Caribbean and South-Central America region of the world.
For the first time ever, our TCO Regional Events will encompass and have attendees from all the countries located in the Caribbean and South-Central America region of the world.
Our world has definitely been turned upside down the last few weeks and months with the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping our globe. In keeping your health and safety as the most important thing in mind, we have decided that the Caribbean and South-Central America Regionals will be held virtually this year and you will have an opportunity to compete and interact with attendees virtually.
We cherish these events as a way to get to know so many of you and build stronger relationships with the folks we work with at Topcoder every day and so we are excited to plan an engaging and interactive experience to all of you.
At this moment, the event is tentatively scheduled to take place virtually on July 19, 2020. Invitations to the finalists with all the details will be rolled out very soon.
Hola amigos! ( I still have a Spanish hangover! 😀 ). A few weeks back we officially entered our sixth year of TCO Regional Events with TCO20 Caribbean and South-Central America Regionals. This was our first virtual regional event and guess what? We have five more to come.
We wish we could have had this event onsite and met everyone, however with the world facing this pandemic we had no other option but to host the event virtually…
Congratulations to our TCO20 Caribbean and South-Central America regional event champions!
Regions and Countries in this Region
The following regions and countries are part of this region:
|Belize||Falkland Islands||Saint Barthélemy||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Costa Rica||French Guiana||Curaçao||Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba|
|El Salvador||Guyana||Dominica||Saint Martin (French part)|
|Guatemala||Paraguay||Grenada||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Honduras||Peru||Guadeloupe||Sint Maarten (Dutch part)|
|Mexico||Suriname||Haiti||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Nicaragua||Uruguay||Jamaica||Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Argentina||Anguilla||Montserrat||British Virgin Islands|
|Bolivia||Aruba||Puerto Rico||Dominican Republic|
|Brazil||Bahamas||Colombia||Antigua and Barbuda|
|Chile||Barbados||Ecuador||South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands|
|Saint Lucia||Cayman Islands|
The event will include:
Regionals Algorithm Competition - Bracket Style - Single Elimination
QA - Software Testing Challenge
Fun Design Competition
Networking Opportunities and Breakout Games
The event will also include fun competitions to award you Topcoder Swag. It will also allow you to mingle with other Topcoder members in your region and meet some cool sponsors!
Developer and Sponsor Sessions
Post Match Analysis
Algorithm Bracket Tournament
The day of the event will be on July 19th and prior to that, we will open up the virtual platform to get you set up and acquainted.
See the tentative schedule below.
All the times mentioned are in UTC-3
|Date and Time||Hopin Stage||Hopin Session||Slack Channel|
|July 17, 00:00 AM - 23:59 PM||Pre-Event Activities|
|July 18, 07:00 AM - 07:00 PM||Platform Demo|
|July 19, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM||Official Welcome|
|July 19, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM||Sponsor Session|
|July 19, 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM||Scavenger Hunt|
|July 19, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM||Competitions Announcement|
|July 19, 11:30 AM – 01:30 PM||Competitions|
|July 19, 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM||Lunch and Break-Time Games||Lunch and Break-Time Games|
|July 19, 02:30 PM – 04:30 PM||Competitions|
|July 19, 04:30 PM – 05:00 PM||Post Match Analysis|
|July 19, 05:00 PM – 05:30 PM||Awards Ceremony|
** Schedule is subject to change. A final schedule will be made available the week prior to the event.
When will I receive my event kit?
Once you fill your acceptance form with all the details, we will start working on shipping you your event kit.
My internet connection is very slow so how will I be a part of the games and events?
We think your internet connection should just be suitable to allow you to participate in Topcoder Contests. You can always watch the live sessions later as they will be recorded. In terms of networking opportunities, we will have some games hosted on the Slack Channel too so it will become easier for you to participate in those.
Can I experience the platform you are using to host all the events before the event?
Yes for sure, we will be running a demo event 2 days before the actual event to allow you to join in and experience the features of the platform.
How to Qualify
These exclusive events are invite-only meaning you have to win a ticket to attend. Members had to compete in Topcoder Challenges launched during TCO20 Stage 2 (January 2020 to March 2020) to earn TCO20 Points. Members are now invited to the event according to their placement on the regional leaderboard.
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